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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 18, 2008 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewing shows(again!)

There is every reason to believe Obama has at least a fighting chance, especially b/c if nothing else he's inspired young people, who--if they actually get out and vote for a change instead of sitting around fucking with their Ipods--could tip the balance in his favor.

Same for women even if they're pissed about Hillary not getting the nod. Not to mention the millions of black voters themselves who could push him over the top in swing states like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc.

I'm not saying it would be easy--nor am I saying there aren't plenty of racists in the good Ol' US of A who would rather Obama be serving them food than running the country, but times change, and demographics change. There was a time no one believed a Catholic could ever be elected and Kennedy proved them wrong.

If I was too harsh judging your rant and assuming you were a racist and you're not--I apologize. And I'm glad you agree that our current president is an embarrassment.

i would only say don't be so incredibly cynical (and that's a lot from me, considering i;m cynical about most things) to say that Obama CAN'T win.

He can indeed, and whether or not that's a good thing I really don't know. If McCain weren't such a stubborn horse's ass about the War I might be tempted to actually vote for him.

You're still right about those reviews, btw.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 18, 2008 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewing shows(again!)

hey grendel,

voting: you're right, never know unless you try...the good fight if there ever was one

reviews: personally, i don't feel comfortable writing a review without listening to a show at least a half dozen times or so...this pretty much rules out ever writing a review for what i opine to be a "bad" show...water find it's own level

btw, will be interesting to hear the cynical voice of reason on the air well

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 19, 2008 2:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviewing shows(again!)

Hey Midnight,

Always great to hear from you. Hope all is well in the land of...

Love your review policy--that way I know if you give 4 stars or better to a show it's bound to be a winner, based on your strict standards.

of course subjectivity always enters into it--one may love the 17-minute Sugaree's of 1977 better than the shorter but perhaps more concise versions of 1972 or post-1980, but a good review will reflect that.

Keep on keepin' on!